West gully Mount Republic

Yellowstone National Park

Long , open gully form the summit of Mount Republic

Also in Wyoming, United States of America

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
2 m
Descent
541 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
40˚
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West gully Mount Republic Map

Description

The West gully of Mount Republic is a great way back to Cooke or Silver Gate after a long day shredding Republic bowl, but is also a nice one and done line in itself. It's about 1600 feet long, and is a decently wide, open gut. It usually has snow all the way to the top, but you may have to down climb some scree to get to the snow after warm weather or wind events. To access this line, turn off the Bannock trail at the East end of Silver Gate. Head up the deep creek drainage directly West of Republic. Take the high and East side of the creek, there are a couple tight canyons and waterfalls to avoid. Stay high for about a third of a mile, and you'll be above the cruxes. Keep walking about a 1/4 mile and head east up either side of the gully.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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